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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 22, 2010 11:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

"Can anything from '84 touch 1968?"

C'mon Cliff. That's so totally subjective. To those of us around in '68,'84 is a poor substitute. But you gotta remember not everyone here was around, or old enough to remember '68. And to them, '84 may be the "greatest thing since sliced bread". Give the youngsters a break. Being old doesn't always equate to being right. If you doubt that, just look at me.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 22, 2010 12:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

What's your point Bill?

I was five years old in 1968.

However, I attended seventeen shows in 1984. Not one of them was any good...

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Aug 22, 2010 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

I think I've heard the best of 1984, and although some of it is on the better side of mediocre, it's pretty silly to try to compare it with anything from 1968. i'm tempted to say that anyone who honestly prefers 1984 over 1968 either hasn't listened to the earlier years at all, or is completely insane. but i would never say anything that bold :)

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Aug 22, 2010 8:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

In general, I prefer GD over much of anything else for the bulk of my listening. Because of that, I have to move around in eras in order to not get bored. Listening to '68 all the time would make me cross-eyed - it's just too psychedelic for my brain to handle on a regular basis, though I definitely need a blast of that acid rock every now and then. I need variety in my set lists as well. For example today has had me listening to '84 Hampton (thanks Longnstrange!), '68 Fillmore (thanks Cliff!), and '86 Cal Expo (thanks Rich!).

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 23, 2010 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

Is that why ex-PM Mr. Tell has a slight cast to his eyes?

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Poster: user unknown Date: Aug 22, 2010 2:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

"What's your point Bill?"

Well, I was basically saying, "One man's trash in another man's treasure."

"I was five years old in 1968."

I should've known that. You recently celebrated a birthday, but I really thought you were older than you are.

" However, I attended seventeen shows in 1984. Not one of them was any good..."

I guess you just validated one of my points.

"Being old doesn't always equate to being right. If you doubt that, just look at me."

17 shows and not one good one?
What was it that kept you going back?

This post was modified by user unknown on 2010-08-22 21:24:36

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 22, 2010 4:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

"I should've known that. You recently celebrated a birthday, but I really thought you were older than you are."

Great :(


"17 shows and not one good one?
What was it that kept you going back?"

I wish I knew. My parents thought that I was insane at the time. Now I'm mortified at the time and money that I wasted shlepping to toilets like Hampton, VA and Harrisburg, PA to see Jer nod off while the band mailed in another aweful performance...

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Aug 22, 2010 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

What was it that kept you going back?"

I was under the impression the reason was the poncho chicks :)

Merry Belated Birthday Dennis! Hope it was a good one.

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 24, 2010 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

Thank ya, thank ya

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Poster: ducats Date: Aug 22, 2010 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

at that pt they were few and far between but I would've thought 1 in 17 was a good bet

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Aug 22, 2010 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: TDIH - A sweet New Potato

I guess 10/18 might be the least offensive of the seventeen shows I attended during 1984, but I would not consider it a good performance by any long stretch of imagination.

Remember folks; just because you enjoyed yourselves in the parking lot prior to the show doesnt change the fact that Jer was debilitated by Persian and was unable to hold his own head up while he was on stage...